The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies is actively participating in the Lund University 350th Anniversary celebrations during 2017 and we will organize several academic events during the thematic weeks where researchers at the Centre, other scholars at Lund University, as well as invited international scholars will discuss timely topics.
On 19 September we will organize a seminar titled Why Area Studies Are Important: The Future of Asian Studies. At this event international scholars and scholars from Lund University and other academic institutions in Sweden will present their perspectives on the current situation and future of area studies, new approaches and projects, including transregional studies, as well as challenges for interdisciplinary studies and area studies. More information about this activity can be found here.
The Centre will organize additional events, talks, and film screenings that will be announced later. Please subscribe to our newsletter for timely information!
Activities organized during the spring semeter 2017
We kicked of our activities already on 8 March with an open lecture titled Post-Coup Thailand: Anxiety over the Royal Succession.
The day after, 9 March, we organized an open lecture titled Street Violence, State-Making, and Popular Nationalism in South Korea as well as a screening of the film To Singapore, with Love.
On 10 March we then organized a full day symposium on the theme ‘Democracy and Human Rights in East and Southeast Asia: Developments and Challenges‘.
These activities were all part of the Lund University 350 Jubilee Science Week 6-12 March 2017, titled ”Is the World Becoming a Better Place?”
On 24-30 April it is time for the Lund University 350 Jubilee Science Week titled ”The Digital Society” and on 25 April we organized a panel in the Digital Society symposium on Local Experiences, Global Challenges
Then on 26 April we organized a symposium entitled Digital Asia: Visions, Transformations, and Engagements where results from the Digital China project also was presented.